in becoming a Burnham or Highbridge county councillor?
in the Burnham-On-Sea area who are interested in standing for Somerset
County Councils elections in May have just a few weeks to
complete their nomination.
deadline for nominations is 4pm on Tuesday, 4th April and there
are 55 seats available to be filled when the county goes to the
ballot box on 4th May.
Each seat is a chance to make a real different to the local community
and get involved in the huge range of services provided by the Council.
The authority is encouraging passionate people who want to make
difference to come forward and stand for election.
County councillors can have a big impact on the communities
they serve, said Pat Flaherty, the Councils Chief Executive
and the Returning Officer for the Elections. They can champion
local issues and influence decisions and the way the authority works.
We want people from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of
life to stand in the May elections and would urge anyone who is
considering it to take the plunge and find out more.
You dont have to belong to a political party or have
previous experience. We want people who can bring their life experiences
into the council and bring the voice of the local community.
return for their work with local communities and attending meetings
and events, councillors receive allowances and are provided with
IT equipment and offered training to help them in their role.
information can also be found on the Councils website here.
For full information on qualifications and disqualifications on
standing see The Electoral Commission website here.